Top 25 Shortstop Prospects

Top 25 Shortstop Prospects

Here are the top 25 shortstop prospects.  To some degree, Manny Machado ranked first by default.  Machado is less valuable in fantasy because he is at least three years away, but he still ranked first because there was no upper-level prospect whose performance justified a #1 ranking. 

1. Manny Machado—Orioles
2. Grant Green—Athletics
3. Nick Franklin—Mariners
4. Jose Iglesias—Red Sox
5. Dee Gordon—Dodgers
6. Jurickson Profar—Rangers
7. Christian Colon—Royals
8. Danny Espinoza—Nationals
9. Adeiny Hechavarria—Blue Jays
10. Wilmer Flores—Mets
11. Drew Cumberland—Padres 
12. Zack Cozart—Reds
13. Matt Lipka—Braves
14. Hak-Ju Lee—Cubs
15. Hector Gomez—Rockies
16. Chris Owings—Diamondbacks
17. Tim Beckham—Rays
18. Jonathan Villar—Astros
19. Mychal Givens—Orioles
20. Tony Wolters—Indians
21. Junior Lake—Cubs
22. Edward Salcedo—Braves
23.  Derek Dietrich—Rays
24.  Eduardo Escobar—White Sox
25.  Junior Arias—Reds

Future Players: Alex Guerrero (Cuba), Christian Lopes (California HS), Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Japan…currently posted).